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about the space of one hour after, another strongly af

firmed, saying, “ In truth this man also was with him : 60 for he is a Galilean.” And Peter said, “ Man, I know

not what thou sayest.” And forth with, while he was 61 yet speaking, the cock crew*. And the Lord turned,

and looked upon Peter f. And Peter called to remembrance the word of the Lord, that he had said unto him,

“ Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice." 62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 63 And the men that held Jesus derided him, and sinote 64 him. And when they had blindfolded him, they smote

him on the face, and asked him, saying, “ Prophesy, 65 Who is he that struck thee ?" And many other things

they blasphemously spake against him. 66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and

the chief-priests and the scribes assembled, and brought 67 him into their council ; saying, “ If thou be the Christ,

tell us.” And he said unto them, “ If I tell you, ye will 68 not believe : and if I also ask you, ye will not answer 69 me; nor release me. Hereafter the Son of man will sit on 70 the right hand of the power of God.” And they all said,

« Art thou then the Son of God ?" And he said unto 71 them, “ Ye say that I am t.” Then they said, “ What

further need have we of testimony ? for we ourselves have

heard from his own mouth.” CH. XXIII. And the whole multitude of them rose up, and

2 led him to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, .“ We found this man perverting the nation, and forbid

ding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, that he himself is 3 Christ a King." And Pilate asked him, saying, “ Art

thou the king of the Jews ?” And he answered him, and 4. said, “ Thou sayest truly.Then Pilate said to the chief

priests and to the multitudes, “ I find nothing faulty in

* i. e. the trumpet sounded. See ver. 24. + One manuscript of no great account omits the first clause of ver. 61.

Or, Ye say truly: for I am.

3 this man.” But they were the more violent, saying,

“ He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Ju6 dea, having begun from Galilee to this place.” Now

when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man 7 were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he be

longed to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who

himself also was in Jerusalem at that time. 8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad : for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard (many

things] of him; and he hoped to see some miracle done 9 by him. Then he questioned Jesus in many words; but 10 Jesus answered him nothing. And the chief-priests and II the scribes stood and earnestly accused him. And Herod,

and his soldiers, despised and derided him, and arrayed

him in gorgeous apparel, and sent him again to Pilate. 12 And on that day Pilate and Herod were made friends to

gether: for before they had been at enmity between them

selves. 13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief14 priests and the rulers and the people, said unto them,

“ Ye have brought to me this man, as one who perverteth the people : and, behold, I have examined him

before you, and have found nothing fąulty in this man 15 concerning those things of which ye accuse him : no,

nor Herod : for I sent you to him*: and, behold, no16 thing worthy of death hath been done by him: I will 17 therefore chastise him, and release him.[(Now there

was a necessity that he should release one unto them at 18 the feast.)] But the whole multitude cried out at once,

saying, “ Destroy this man, and release unto us Barab19 bas :” (who for a certain insurrection raised in the city, 20 and for murther, had been cast into prison.) Pilate

therefore, desiring to release Jesus, spake again unto 21 them. But they cried aloud, saying, “ Crucify him,

* Some valuable copies read, “ for be sent him back to us.“

22 crucify him." And he said unto them a third time, “ But

what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death

in him: I will therefore chastise him, and release him.23 But they were urgent with loud voices, requesting that

he might be crucified : and the voices of them and of 24 the chief-priests prevailed. So Pilate adjudged that their 25 request should be granted: and released unto them him,

who for insurrection and murther had been cast into prison, whom they had requested; but delivered Jesus to

their will. 26 And as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon,

a Cyrenian, coming out of the country; and on him they 27 laid the cross, that he might carry it after Jesus. And

there followed him a great multitude of the people, and 28 of women, who lamented also and bewailed him. But · Jesus turned unto them, and said, “Daughters of Jeru

salem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and 29 for your children. For, behold, the days are coming,

in which it will be said, Blessed are the barren, and the

wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave 30 suck. Then will men begin to say to the mountains, 31 · Fall on us;' and to the hills, Cover us.' For if

these things be done to the green tree, what will be done 32 to the dry?” And two others also, who were malefactors,

were led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place which is called

the place of skulls, there they crucified him ; and the

malefactors; one on his right hand, and the other on his 34 left. Then said Jesus, " Father, forgive them : for they

know not what they do.” And they parted among them 35 his garments, and cast lots. And the people stood be

holding. And the rulers also, together with the people,

scoffed at him, saying, “ He saved others; let him save 36 himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen of God.” And .

the soldiers also derided him, coming to him, and offer37 ing him vinegar, and saying, “ If thou be the king of

38 the Jews, save thyself.” And an inscription was written

over him in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew letters ; This

IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 Then one of the malefactors that were crucified, reviled

him, saying, “ If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us." 40 But the other answered, and rebuked him, saying, “ Dost

not thou fear God, since thou art in the same condemna41 tion ? and we indeed justly ; for we receive the due re

ward of our deeds : but this man hath done nothing 43 amiss.” Then he said to Jesus, “ Lord, remember me 43 when thou comest into thy kingdom.” And Jesus said

to him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day thou shalt be with

me in paradise*.44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was dark45 ness over the whole land until the ninth hour : and the

sun was darkened † ; and the veil of the temple was rent 46 in the midst. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud

voice, he said, “ Father, into thy hands I commit my

self t:" and having said thus, he expired. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had passed, he

glorified God, saying, “ Certainly this was a righteous 48 man.” And all the multitudes who came together to that

sight, seeing the things which were done, smote (their] 49 breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and

the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, beholding these things.

• In the state of the virtuous dead ; who, though in their graves, are alive to God. See Lake xx. 38, and the note there.

This verse was wanting in the copies of Marcion and other reputed hereties; and in some of the older copies in the time of Origen; nor is it cited either by Justin, Irenæus, or Tertullian; though the two former have quoted almost every text in Luke which relates to the erucifixion; and Tertullian wrote concerning the intermediate state. See Evanson's Diss. p. 28.

+ Probably by thick and heavy clouds, which extended to a considerable distance round the city. That the darkness was not so great as to exclude all vision, is evident from the circumstances which occurred while Jesus was suspended on the cross. See John xix. 25-30. Dr. Priestley observes that the darkness is not said to have been miraculous. See Notes on the Scriptures.

spirit, n, i.e. my breath or life. See Luke viii. 55.

50 And, lo, there was a man named Joseph, a senator ; 51 and he was a good and righteous man : (this man had not

consented to their counsel and deed : he was of Arimathea,

a city of the Jews ; and himself also looked for the king. 52 dom of God :) this man went to Pilate, and asked the 53 body of Jesus. And he took it down and wrapped it in

linen, and laid it in a tomb hewn in stone, in which no 54 man had ever yet been laid. And that day was the pre

paration-day; and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women also, that had come with him from

Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and 56 how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared Ch. spices and ointments; and rested on the sabbath, accordxxiv. ing to the commandment : but on the first day of the

week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb,

bringing the spices which they had prepared: (and some 2 other women with them.) And they found the stone rolled 3 away from the sepulchre : and when they had entered in, 4 they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it

came to pass as they were perplexed about this, that, be5 hold, two men stood by them in shining garments. And

as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the

earth, the men said unto them, “Why seek ye him that 6 is living among those that are dead ? He is not here, but

is risen. Remember how he spake unto you, when he 7 was yet in Galilee ; saying, “The Son of man must be

delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, 8 and the third day rise again.'” And they remembered his 9 words; and returned from the sepulchre, and reported all 10 these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. Now it

was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother

of James, and the other women that were with them, who Il told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed

to the apostles as idle tales ; and they believed not the

women. 12 But Peter arose, and ran to the sepulchre ; and when

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